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  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3, City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Ch...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Class of 2009: Freeport, Greely, Yarmouth

    Karin Oransky and Wesley Skold lead the Freeport High School Class of 2009 into graduation ceremonies on June 7 at the high school gym. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Falmouth student blazed trail for others to follow

    FALMOUTH — Hannah Gordon is used to being a leader. Beneath her gentle exterior, the Falmouth High School senior possesses a spirit full of grit and practicality that has helped her overcome obstacles by making her needs known and pushing for change. Born with cerebral...

  • Cape Elizabeth town councilor submits resignation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilor Paul McKenney gave notice at Monday's council meeting that he will resign at the end of this year, with one year left in his three-year term of office. McKenney cited difficulty balancing the council schedule with his military duties and civilian li...

  • BIW announces 58 more layoffs; Navy secretary to visit

    BATH — Word Wednesday that the secretary of the Navy will visit Bath Iron Works next week came only days after the shipyard announced a second round of upcoming layoffs. BIW's June 5 announcement of 58 temporary layoffs followed word of 67 layoffs on June 1. The layoffs, effectiv...

  • Northbound I-295 lanes close Monday night for resurfacing

    TOPSHAM — The northbound lanes of Interstate 295 from Exit 31 in Topsham to Exit 49 in Gardiner will close at the end of the day Monday, June 15, for pavement rehabilitation work that Maine Department of Transportation officials expect to conclude by Aug. 23. Resurfacing has alre...

  • Bath, West Bath receive $1.7M for Wing Farm

    BATH — The communities of Bath and West Bath will receive a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to help fund expansion of the Wing Farm Business Park, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced Wednesday. Of this money, $300,000 will go towar...

  • Pownal voters show displeasure with RSU

    POWNAL — About 30 percent of Pownal residents voted Tuesday to repeal a previous decision to join Regional School Unit 5 with Freeport and Durham. In a citizen initiative that has no legal binding, 342 residents voted to repeal the Nov. 4, 2008, vote to create the RSU, and 64 resi...

  • South Portland approves school budget and bonds, but charter amendment fails

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved the school budget and two borrowing packages totalling $8.8 million.  But a proposal to change the City Charter to allow the city to participate in the Maine Municipal Bond Bank's Revolving Loan Program was unsuccessful because voter tu...